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Hours regs suspended in three states due to wildfires

Truckers providing direct emergency relief for the wildfires and dry conditions in California, Oregon and Washington are temporarily exempt from certain regulations, including hours of service rules.

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Diesel Forward, Diesel Laptops to collaborate on diagnostics, parts

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Diesel Forward and Diesel Laptops announced this week that the two companies have entered into a partnership that will allow them to provide more robust technical and diagnostics support.

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Two fundraisers to benefit St. Christopher Truckers Fund ongoing this month

Three truck stop chains – TA-Petro, Sapp Brothers and Coffee Cup Fuel Stops – will be participating in the 2018 Band Together for St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund in which drivers can donate $1 or $5. The RoadPro Family of Brands has also launched a GoFundMe with a $10,000 for the month.

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Toyota to begin testing next iteration of its hydrogen-powered Class 8 tractor

Toyota’s first Project Portal truck has logged nearly 10,000 miles of testing and real-world drayage operations in and around the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles while emitting nothing but water vapor. The Beta vehicle will begin drayage operations in the fall.

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Despite seasonal dip, rates still ‘sky-high,’ with flatbed market tight nationwide

Though spot market rates have fallen slightly in recent weeks, they've come down only from record highs set in June, in line with annual seasonal trends, according to weekly rates data from DAT. "A decline in July is typical, but prices are still sky high," said DAT in its weekly report. A look at hot — and not so hot — van and flatbed lanes here.

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Senate passes bill to extend ELD waiver for livestock haulers through Sept. 2019

The measure still has hurdles to clear before becoming final, however, including passage in the House and a likely conference committee between lawmakers from the House and the Senate. The bill must then be signed by President Trump, who has threatened to veto appropriations bills.

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Drivers warned of potential scam with South Dakota truck dealership

The South Dakota Department of Revenue reports that the South Dakota Trucks website lists an inventory of trucks, trailers and other equipment, and an investigation found that the inventory is already titled in other states through various dealers.

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Trucking rap sheet: Two more plead guilty to disabling emissions control devices

Two more people pleaded guilty in a case related to disabling emissions control devices, bringing the total to five guilty pleas in the case. Additionally, 12 have been charged in a household goods moving scheme, and a former chiropractor was sentenced for falsifying DOT medical exams.

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UPS partners with Thor to develop and test electric delivery trucks

UPS announced Tuesday it is collaborating with electric truck startup Thor to develop and test a fully electric Class 6 delivery truck in Los Angeles, Calif., later this year.

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Tools to help truckers get their jobs done

Even the best, most proficient truck driver on the road today needs a little help from time to time, and he can get it from some of today’s top technologies. Garmin’s got it going on The latest entries in Garmin’s growing line of truck-centric navigation devices do more than just refine and improve on earlier models, they actually bring new features and capabilities to make driving easier and safer. New on the dēzl 780 LMT-S and dēzl Cam ...

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